The topics for our July class were:
The surface of the lake was like a mirror
The greatest thing in the world
The four beautiful people were laughing
Within minutes it was all action
The class seemed to enjoy the range of topics, with each topic used at least once. One class member even managed to weave in all four topics. Two stories created four different characters, telling about their lives. It will be interesting to see if these different characters could be used to write new stories based in future months if the prompts work.
Some members continue to also write entries for the Australian Writers’ Centre Furious Fiction over the first weekend of the month. For August, we were challenged to write something humorous including a sandwich plus the words DIZZY, EXOTIC, LUMPY, TINY, TWISTED. We found this combination challenging. For example, I do not normally write humorous stories. It will be interesting to read the winning story at the end of the month. You can see them on the Australian Writers’ Centre Furious Fiction page (https://www.writerscentre.com.au/furious-fiction/) after 26 August.
Our next class is scheduled for 14 September with a choice between the following topics:
I have already set down the details of some of the most notorious things we did.
There were other victories
Still the woman approached
We will continue to share our stories and feedback via email. If anyone else would like to write on any of these topics, please send them to me at email@example.com and I will forward to the class, and also share the stories from the class with you.